Annapolis Not Totally Up and Running

Yes, Annapolis, most folks have gotten their electricity back but unfortunately not everyone has. Here at the What’s Up? Media offices our building only has partial power. That means no air conditioning, pitch black restrooms, and a dark hallway. I brought in extension cords to hook up to some of the outlets that actually workContinue reading “Annapolis Not Totally Up and Running”

Many in Bay Region Still Without Power

I didn’t realize how lucky I am until I went to work this morning. Well, what I should say is tried to get to work this morning. Although I did eventually get over to the office, after fielding bunches of phones calls and text messages, we did not have enough power in the building toContinue reading “Many in Bay Region Still Without Power”

Irene Kind to Annapolis

The wind took the water away from the shoreline downtown at City Dock in Annapolis, as evidenced by the low water level. There was no flooding this morning, Sunday August 28th. The water didn’t even kiss the feet of the Kunte Kinte statue. There was, however, a loss of power. Grover, owner of City DockContinue reading “Irene Kind to Annapolis”

Preparing for the Storm

Driving rain, strong winds, and flooding are probably in store for us this weekend in the Chesapeake Bay region and residents are reacting by running to the store to buy quantities of batteries, flashlights, candles, food, and oh yes, alcohol. Why is it that when a storm arrives, people are ready to party? Well, whyContinue reading “Preparing for the Storm”

Earthquake in Annapolis?

It sounded like someone was stomping around in my attic, around 1:50 p.m. and then I felt shaking throughout the house as chandeliers and painting shook… Working from home on my computer, it suddenly dawned on me..an earthquake? My daughter just had her wisdom teeth pulled and she was resting upstairs in her bedroom. SHeContinue reading “Earthquake in Annapolis?”

Sunday A.M. Main Street Shut Down

At approximately 9:15 this morning, traffic came to a halt in downtown Annapolis as upper Main Street was shut down due to a reported gas leak at Joss Cafe and Sushi Bar. Fireman suited up with tanks on their backs rushed to the scene accompanied by emergency vehicles, an ambulance and several fire engines. TheContinue reading “Sunday A.M. Main Street Shut Down”

Annapolis West Street Sculpture Solicits Comments

Three finalists have been selected by the City of Annapolis to create a sculpture that will be installed at Westgate Circle. Located at the convergence of Taylor Avenue, Spa Avenue, and West Street; this is a major gateway point into the city. It is wonderful that the city has chosen to invest un the “ArtContinue reading “Annapolis West Street Sculpture Solicits Comments”

Geese, Rain, and Swimming Pools

It’s that time of year when large flocks of Canadian Geese arrive. It is amazing to see a huge flock take over a field. They are beautiful birds. They probably like all the mud and puddles that have taken over our landscape Speaking of landscape, over the weekend I attended the annual Parole Rotary ClubContinue reading “Geese, Rain, and Swimming Pools”

Future Annapolis & Eastern Shore Celebrities

Over the years I’ve served on a lot of different boards and committees. One task which is always gratifying, but sometimes challenging, is soliciting nominations of colleagues, friends, or neighbors who should to be honored for their accomplishments. Maybe it’s the difficulty in filling out forms, or taking time away from our busy schedules toContinue reading “Future Annapolis & Eastern Shore Celebrities”

What do You Consider a Hidden Gem?

It’s always exciting to discover some place no one else knows about. Sharing that information with others can sometimes be controversial. I remember when the local newspaper published shortcuts for getting over the Bay Bridge when driving from Annapolis to Ocean City. People were furious that their secret routes were revealed. Private neighborhoods were angryContinue reading “What do You Consider a Hidden Gem?”

Procrastinating on a Cloudy Day in Annapolis

It’s a crab weekend coming up, with a number of all-you-can-eat crab feasts in the region including the big Rotary crab feast at the U.S. Naval Academy Stadium. But with all this warm soggy weather, I’m not thinking positively about sitting outside picking crabs. In fact, when it turns gray, folks tend to become aContinue reading “Procrastinating on a Cloudy Day in Annapolis”

August Annapolis Dog Days WIthout a Dog

It’s the start of a new month and perhaps finally the U.S. Congress and President had scraped together a deal of sorts, but I certainly wouldn’t call it “the new deal” giving any hope that what has been crafted will alleviate the current strain on the economy of too few jobs and services for theContinue reading “August Annapolis Dog Days WIthout a Dog”